Semco Windows Reviews
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Semco Windows vs Weathershield
Hi Dan & Tim...My name is Heather. I live in Denver CO. I have been researching windows for the last 2 months. I am leaning towards going with Semco. I checked out Marvin, Sierra Pacific, Alpen and Weathershield. I have 27 windows that I am replacing.
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Heather, we don't keep the personal information of the consumers who reach out to us -- I do apologize for that. I don't know much about Semco, so I can't give you much information on them. I do know that there are contractors/installers who feel like they replace quite w few of Semcos after 10 or 15 years. Is there a reason you want to go with wood over another option. Wood windows are more expensive and have worse warranty timelines. There are some vinyl fabricators who make faux wood windows that are quite nice looking.
Semco Windows vs Kolbe
I had a chance to compare the Kolbe and Semco windows and found the Kolbe was much thinner, both in the frame and the sash. It also used a compression sash, although and I liked the Semco tilt latch. The Kolbe was rolled form and the Semco was the extruded aluminum, which I thought was much better. Also, Semco had way more exterior colors to choose from, I thought they were the better product, hands down.
Semco Window Review
In 2003, I purchased 16 casements, a double hung, and 8 fixed windows plus 2 sliding glass doors, all from SEMCO. The interiors are all wood finish and the exteriors are bronze aluminum. So far I like them, I expect to replace a few more with SEMCOs so they all match. We've been mostly happy with them, but our south facing windows have had some seal failures and sometimes fog up. 4 of 16 casements and 2 of 8 fixed have had their glass replaced because the low-e coating was deteriorating. The glass is covered under warranty but we had to pay for labor. Our summers are really hot, we're in SoCal, so I don't know if anyone else's windows could hold up better in our heat. We bought the wood/aluminum clad SEMCOs because they were so well priced. I think even with some minor problems, I'm glad we got them, because we could get the whole house done and we could never have afforded that in any other brand.
Semco & Builders
The builder I've been talking to always uses Semco windows, and I don't know anything about them. I haven't been able to find much on the internet, mainly some complaints about windows that are 10 years old or more. I can't really afford to upgrade to a more expensive window, but I do want a quality product since I plan to live in this house a long time.
Semco windows are a low budget option, and they're going to have to be replaced in 10 years or so. If you really want a wood window, Marvin and Kolbe both make nice ones. Marvin is more expensive and more well-known, but the Kolbes are excellent.
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Options For Aluminum Clad Windows
I'm looking for an extruded aluminum clad window for a house with a stucco interior. I want the best windows I can afford, but I do have a budget. I'm considering SEMCO, Marvin, Windsor, and JeldWen, but I like the Semco and Marvin best. The Windsor and JeldWen are kind of plain and generic looking, and their movement seems less smooth. The Marvin and Semco seem to have better hardware.
I've been in the industry for over 25 years, and I've never sold a Semco and neither has anyone else I know. I can't say anything else about them, I really don't know if they're any good. I do know that the Marvins are good and you can't go wrong with anything from them.
Semco vs. Loewen & Marvins
I have Loewen windows and Marvins and like them both. It's a whole lot cheaper in the long run to buy good windows once than to replace cheap ones every few years. If I was building a new home and the contractor recommended Hurds or Semco I'd walk away and find somebody else. They aren't good, and you can get much better ones without spending a whole lot more.
Semco Aluminum Clad
I like aluminum clad windows better than vinyl. They handle temperature changes better and don't sweat. Semco has decent aluminum clads for a fair price.
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